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    How do you feel about the new WHT layout now?

    We've tweaked the layout a bit since implementation. What do you think of it now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoftWareRevue
    We've tweaked the layout a bit since implementation. What do you think of it now?
    Ok Denny boy, I have had a few Crwon & Cokes tonight, But can you tell me, What different am I looking for?
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    We've mostly played with the postbit (the part where you are reading this post) after implementing the skyscraper banner over there. >>>>>
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    I guess I dont see the change.
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    What if we are using postbit and not postbit legacy? Did you make the changes on both?
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    I still think the skyscraper was unneccessary, and an intrusion, but looks like that baby's been born, so it can't go back, no matter how weak the argument was for needing it.

    I was hoping that the skyscraper could be kept to the narrow skyscraper banners (120 wide) instead of the 160 wide banners. Then that part of the site could be narrowed, and more space opened up for the forum content.

    I view the site in the old vertical view, as that horizontal view I couldn't get used to. I tried it for a bit, but it's basically horrid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie Bob
    I still think the skyscraper was unneccessary, and an intrusion, but looks like that baby's been born, so it can't go back, no matter how weak the argument was for needing it.

    I was hoping that the skyscraper could be kept to the narrow skyscraper banners (120 wide) instead of the 160 wide banners. Then that part of the site could be narrowed, and more space opened up for the forum content.

    I view the site in the old vertical view, as that horizontal view I couldn't get used to. I tried it for a bit, but it's basically horrid.
    Totally agreed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoftWareRevue
    We've tweaked the layout a bit since implementation. What do you think of it now?
    I'm sorry but since the skyscraper remains and takes up so much width, I still think it's awful. Read my sig!!
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    Suggestions:

    1) Why not introducing different stylesheets for users ?

    The ones which dont like the adds just move the x,y parameters to outside of the screen

    2) How about overlaying those adds with user uploadable images ?

    Would that help ? ;-)


    I personally think the new layout is not the worst.

    Inet could have put the adds in the middle of the posts and I hope they are never implementing such disgusting technics. The banners at the top and the bottom are not too distructing. The skyscraper, well its not my favourite but could be much worse.

    Remember those adds that expand over the whole screen where you have to press "close" or "exit" to actually be able to continue where you left off ?
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    I got used to the new layout. It was a bit strange at first, but now it's second nature. All it took was a bit of practice.

    I use 1280x1024 resolution, so personally, I don't feel that the board is too crowded, but I understand how for others it might seem that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martie
    I guess I dont see the change.
    I dont see any change either Dennis...





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    Well, at first I was a little lost when i wanted to see who was writing and number of posts, notice that the space between answers is bigger so it takes more vertical space.

    But now is all good i just got used to it
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    SWR,

    I don't see what's changed, do you have before and after screenshots by chance?
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    I don't see any changes recently either They must be hidden changes

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    Quote Originally Posted by catfished
    I'm sorry but since the skyscraper remains and takes up so much width, I still think it's awful. Read my sig!!
    I've clicked that sidescraper ad about 60 times just attempting to click around the site in my current view.

    Ugh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by anon-e-mouse
    I don't see any changes recently either They must be hidden changes
    WOW... If you don't see them then we how are we suposed to notice them

    (<sigh> I don't see them either)
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    Honestly - the skyscraper ad does not bother me. Maybe it's because my screen size/ resolution but it's just an ad on the right side that takes up roughly 10/20% of the screen while you still get 80% content. It's there. It's staying. So why do we continue to moan and cry over it. I think people need to grow up, respect their decision, and move on to discussing what this forum is all about. Just my two cents.


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    This thread is about the current layout. It's titled, "How do you feel about the WHT layout now?" because I wanted to know how everyone's getting along with it. There wasn't a lot of positive feedback three weeks ago when we first implemented it. But we kept tweaking away (not sure if we're done) and have what we have now.

    So if we don't consider what WHT used to look like (it has gone through a few changes), how do you feel about this design? Is there anything that could improve functionality, flow, and overall usability? Or is it fine the way it is?
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    I understand and respect the approach you are taking, I just get tired of hearing people complaining about the ad and not actually discussing what you intended, so I do apologize for my wild hair.

    I think the current layout is great.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SoftWareRevue
    Is there anything that could improve functionality, flow, and overall usability?
    Yea...get rid of the ad
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick H
    Yea...get rid of the ad
    Which ad is that? Top, bottom, sides, signatures, offers forums?

    Not that I think it's an option. But I'd like to know what you're referring to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoftWareRevue
    Which ad is that? Top, bottom, sides, signatures, offers forums?

    Not that I think it's an option. But I'd like to know what you're referring to.
    The new one on the side of posts of course. It's ugly
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    I really don't see why so many see the skyscraper ad as ugly but to each their own. I believe though that it is this ad that most people are having concerns about. The old layout was preferred.

    I think that if you were to remove this particular ad from the right side within the actual thread and just leave it up on the main forum listing page, many people would be content.

    With the layout - there is only so much you can tweak and until you remove the ad, i think all the tweaking will be a waste.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SoftWareRevue
    We've mostly played with the postbit (the part where you are reading this post) after implementing the skyscraper banner over there. >>>>>

    Hehe put any banners anywhere you want, my zonealarm will kill all those banners and ads so all i see is lots of white blank spaces , but it looks better than flashy annoying banners

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    That Skyscaper ad is nothing new for me......

    Im on another site that has alot of FLASHING ADS all down both sides!!! (Most of the way anyway)....This isnt that bad........





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    Same old stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie Bob
    I still think the skyscraper was unneccessary, and an intrusion, but looks like that baby's been born, so it can't go back, no matter how weak the argument was for needing it.

    I was hoping that the skyscraper could be kept to the narrow skyscraper banners (120 wide) instead of the 160 wide banners. Then that part of the site could be narrowed, and more space opened up for the forum content.
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    I've only posted several times since the skyscrapers have been implemented even though I have the script which removes all of the ads from my page (thanks steven!) it just isn't an enjoyable experience anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PixelManual
    ... it just isn't an enjoyable experience anymore.
    How so?

    Have you tried the horizontal postbit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoftWareRevue
    How so?

    Have you tried the horizontal postbit?
    Seems like it's set to horizontal postbit for me by default already ever since it was implmented and I have no problems with it. The Skyscraper did come at a suprise and while it is very easy to get used to, I really dislike browsing WHT now on my Laptop's 12inch monitor at 1280x even though it is widescreen, it just get's so cramped up now. Though on my 19inch monitor I don't think there's any issues with the new layout. Just add a note for iNet to not add anymore skyscrapers on the left side and make it stretch down so on

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoftWareRevue
    How so?

    Have you tried the horizontal postbit?
    I've messed with it a bit, but after that I got tired of having to conform to WHT's new standards. I'm not too sure as to whether its my mentality, or if I really dislike the ads even with the blocker in place.
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    Well I still hate the skyscraper but I'm tired of complaining about it so I took my protest out of my sig and I guess I'll just have to live with it.
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    I can handle the skyscraper now with the horizontal postbit, but prior to that It is still in the way a bit with some of the moderation tools, but nowhere near as bad as before we got horizontal
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    Three banner ads on every page now is a bit ridiculous, especially the fact that there's now a lot of wasted space under the side banner while viewing threads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ldcdc
    I got used to the new layout. It was a bit strange at first, but now it's second nature. All it took was a bit of practice.

    I use 1280x1024 resolution, so personally, I don't feel that the board is too crowded, but I understand how for others it might seem that way.
    Same here. At first my eyes hurt a bit, but after groaning, sucking it up, and making a few posts, it wasn't too bad. I still would've preferred some prior discussion with members, but that topic is just beating a dead horse.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ldcdc
    I use 1280x1024 resolution...
    My God that doesn't hurt your eyes????
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    I saw the change instantly, but it seems WHT looks more dead at first glance - may loose a few new guests from that. Not sure though, looks nice.
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    I don't mind it. Like others, im on high resolution and don't mind the new layout.
    I just wish they never put the skyscraper there. I've minimized the premium forums so that's helped a bit and i try to scroll past the first 3-4 posts of the page to get away from the skyscraper. it would help if the banner was at least not bright orange - that really adds to the distraction.
    but other than that its not too bad.

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    Still awful

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artashes
    My God that doesn't hurt your eyes????
    It's way better to have that on a 19'' LCD, than 1024x720 on a 14'' monitor, like I used to have at some point.

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